Safe Haven Baby Boxes
May 2, 2022
Hosted by Mikki Shepard
Safe Haven Baby Boxes mission is to prevent illegal abandonment of newborns by raising awareness, offering a 24-hour hotline for mothers in crisis and offering a last resort option for women. Founder, Monica Kelsey, started Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc. after learning she was abandoned as an infant and after seeing a "baby box" in operation at a church, in Cape Town, South Africa. She has made it her personal mission to educate others on the Safe Haven Law and to do whatever it takes to save the lives of innocent babies from being abandoned. The Safe Haven Baby Box takes the face-to-face interaction out of the surrender and protects the mother from being seen. The Safe Haven Baby Boxes organization's primary goal is to raise awareness of the Safe Haven Law. Women in crisis can call the 24-hour hotline and can receive counseling and assistance. To date, the hotline has received over 8,000 calls from every state in the United States. Safe Haven Baby Boxes has referred over 500 women to crisis pregnancy centers, assisted in 7 adoption referrals, and have had over 100 legal Safe Haven surrenders. 15 babies have been surrendered in one of our baby boxes. Three babies were surrendered to firefighters at Safe Haven Baby Box locations. Since April 2016, when the first box was installed, there have been no dead abandoned infants in the state of Indiana.
Adoption as a Choice
Monday at 11 AM on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Discussions around the following: it doesn’t take biology to create a family, adoption as a loving choice, and the law of attraction. Education is the key message to help the listeners make informed decisions by discussing facts, myths and various stories and interviewing guests.
Mikki’s diverse career spans multiple industries, successful entrepreneurship, and a strong background in speaking and real estate. She is a published writer and seminar speaker for organizations such as: National Association of REALTORS, Business Breakthroughs International (a Chet Holmes and Anthony Robbins company). She is the author of IN A HEARTBEAT-The Miracle of a Family That Was Meant to Be, is a delightful, true story spanning several generations of families born out of love. It shares a ‘good news’ adoption story about the greatest gift of love a parent can give their child and the most awesome gift another parent can receive.